Traditional Karate-Do & Self Defence Training
Alexandra Hills - Birkdale - Capalaba - Chandler - Cleveland - Gumdale - Ormiston - Sheldon - Thornlands - Wellington Point
~ COVID-19 NOTICE ~
Due to the Stage 1 restrictions announced by the Federal Government on March 22nd, all classes have been suspended until further notice.
Please check this website or our Facebook Page for notices announcing the recommencement of training as soon as the restrictions are removed. At that point we will return to training on the same days and times as usual. Stay safe and healthy!
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Okinawan Traditional Karate
Kodomon Karate-Do was established in the Redlands in 1997, and for over 20 years has brought traditional Okinawan Karate-Do and Australia's leading Self Defence programs to this community. With the source of Sensei Irvine's Curriculum coming from one of Japan's leading teachers of Karate-Do, Sadaharu Fujimoto 8th Dan, former Japanese National Coach, and Paul Cale who founded Kinetic Fighting from the Australian Special Forces Close Combat methodology, the pedigree of the training at Kodomon Martial Arts is outstanding.
Students from Kodomon have represented Australia in Sports Karate (AKF), toured Japan and Okinawa on Training pilgrimages, and become accredited Kinetic Fighting Operators and Supervisors. All instructors at the Dojo have Blue cards and National Coaching Accreditations (NCAS), and Sensei Irvine, as the AKF State Coaching Director has been developing Queensland's Karate Coaches across the state for the last 10 years.
ABOUT THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
6th Dan (Renshi) DNBK
Chief Instructor Sensei Glenn Irvine is a 30+ year teacher of Traditional Okinawan Karate-Do, holding a 6th Dan Grading from the Dai Nippon Butokukai in Japan, and the Rank of Renshi "Polished Teacher". Mr Irvine is also the first Civilian Instructor of Kinetic Fighting (Operator-5), the Close Combat methodology that originated in Australia's Special Forces, and is now the basis of the Army Combatives Program across Australian Defence.
He is the State Coaching Director of the Australian Karate Federation in Queensland, and a former State Coach of the Queensland Karate Team. He is passionate about teaching personal protection skills for his local community, particularly for "at-risk" occupations, and is the Founder and President of the Kodomon Foundation, a Not-for-Profit organisation dedicated to providing Personal Protection Training in South East Queensland.
Kodomon Martial Arts provides Traditional Karate classes and Personal Protection (Self Defence) courses in the Redlands in South East Queensland. Students can choose from Traditional classes for Adults (13+) and Children as well as a regular weekly Self Defence Class (13+)
"In just 12 months of training with Kodomon my child was achieving top marks at school"
"Sensei was a mentor for me. I was impressed with the training and how it improved my self esteem."
"Obtaining my Blackbelt was a great achievement in my life. I felt I had well and truly earnt it."